Leeds news Live: Halton Ring Road closed due to serious crash | Fire above takeaway closes road as firefighters respond

Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post's live blog on Tuesday January 12.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 12:02 pm

Fire on Whitehall Road near Wortley

Whitehall Road is closed in both directions after a fire above Pizza Top takeaway next to Nisa Local.

The YEP has asked West Yorkshire Fire Service for more information

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Wortley fire

Serious crash causing road closures in Halton

The Ring Road in Halton (A6120) around Whitkirk Lane is closed in both directions at the Skyliner Roundabout due to a serious crash.

Road Closures are in place between Station Road, Crossgates and the Skyliner, Selby Road junction following a serious Road Traffic Collision.

Emergency services are on scene at this time and traffic is being diverted.

It is unknown at this time how long closures will be in place and police will update motorists when the road is re-opened.

First Bus has said its service X26 will operate the X27 route in both directions until further notice.

The YEP has asked West Yorkshire Police for more information about the incident.

Crash on M1 southbound, Leeds causing motorway closure

M1 southbound J47 (Garforth) to J46 (Colton) has been closed this morning due to a crash.

The M1 northbound was also stopped.

West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit, Traffic Officers and Maintenance Crews went to the scene.

The traffic at J47 southbound has now been cleared but a lane three closure remains in both directions between J46 and J47 whilst an inspection on the central barrier is carried out.

The YEP has asked West Yorkshire Police for more information about the incident.

Scroll down for live updates and the latest Leeds news.

Leeds news LIVE: Traffic and travel updates for an icy Leeds after heavy snow blankets city

Last updated: Friday, 15 January, 2021, 12:51

  • Ice weather warning in place
  • Traffic and travel delays

First Bus service update:

15: In Both directions - Diverting along Ring Road and servicing Butterbowl both directions  then operating via Tong Road to Whingate then Normal Route

42: Operating Normal route

Northern Rail trains now running normally

Following damage to the overhead electric wires at York lines are now open.

Train services running through this station are now running normally.

“Don’t be deceived” by blue skies

Leeds bin collections cancelled for second day due to snow

Leeds bin collections cancelled for second day due to heavy snow and ice

Leeds City Council has cancelled all its bin collections today (Friday) due to the heavy snow.

Flyer Bus 10:32am from Leeds to Airport cancelled

 Flyer Bus are unable to run the 10:32am FLYER A1 from Leeds to the Airport. 

Next A1 bus from Leeds will be at 11:02am.

It apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Northern services between York and Leeds via Garforth / York and Selby/ Hull are disrupted in both directions

Due to potential damage to overhead electric wires south of York station services between York & Leeds via Garforth (and beyond) York & Sheffield & York & Selby/Hull in both directions of travel are disrupted

An inspection of the overhead wires is currently being undertaken.

To help essential travellers get around today, First Bus, Arriva Yorkshire, Keighley Bus and Harrogate Bus are accepting each other's tickets .

National Rail says disruption between Doncaster/ Leeds and York expected until 10:15am

A problem is currently being investigated between Doncaster / Leeds and York. 

As a result, trains between thes stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 10:15.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

West Yorkshire Police asks people to stay at home as the “roads are still very bad out there”

West Yorkshire Police asks people to stay at home as the “roads are still very bad out there”

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